Friday, October 15, 2010

10.15.2010 - News

Variety: Addicted to Love (China) review
A Chinese senior citizen rediscovers the power of the heart in the beautifully observed and played “Addicted to Love.”
Reign of Assassins  - Michelle Yeoh’s swordplay gem

Pang went to the cinemas to observe the opening day crowd for “The Child’s Eye” on Thursday in Hong Kong, and saw firsthand the three main advantages that 3D brings to the film industry as a whole.
Also: Filming for “The Sleep Walker” is scheduled to start at the end of this month in Hong Kong and Thailand for a 2011 release.
Indomina Releasing has acquired domestic rights to Hong Kong martial arts thriller "Bodyguards and Assassins" from We Distribution.
Indomina also recently acquired "Griff the Invisible," "Wasted on the Young," "True Legend" and "Fire of Conscience."
Midnight Heartbeat/Midnight Pulse new poster

The Simon Yam, Francis Ng hospital horror film has finally received an official release date after passing a final cut and review following another round of edits. The release date is set for December 24th. Ho, Ho, Ho! (Sina)

Ning Hao's film No Man's Land has finally been freed from limbo. Originally scheduled for a December 8, 2009 release, the film had been held up by authorities and now finally granted a December 18, 2010 release. Reportedly too dark for censors, the film has been reedited many times. Though Ning Hao had previously said the changes were minor, netizens were expressing doubts. (Sina)

Zhou Dongyu, Shawn Dou Xiao

Zhang Yimou brought Under the Hawthorn Tree to the Hawaii International Film Festival. As Dou Xiao is fluent in English, he acted as Zhou Dongyu's translator. 

Alec Su, Pace Wu

Pace Wu
Hidden Chamber of Secrets unveiled the film's poster and officially launched its website yesterday. The film opens October 29. (Sina), 2

The cast of Jingle Ma's Dynamic Angel (Race Car) celebrate Jimmy Lin's 36th birthday.
Cecilia Cheung, Jimmy Lin, Tang Wei, Chie Tanaka, Han Jae-Seok

Jimmy Lin, Rene Liu, Jingle Ma

On the set of Love Island
Simon Yam, Francis Ng

Francis Ng

The cast also includes Song Jia, Janice Man, Chang Chen and Joan Chen
(Sina) (Thanks, to Valerie)

Stanley Fung

Stanley Fung appeared on a Beijing TV program recently (Sina)


Walter said...

Glad to see that "Bodyguards and Assassins" will be released here in the US. I really enjoyed that movie and I thought everyone did a fine job. Nick Tse certainly deserved his award for his part. Even Chris Lee did a solid job! :)

Looking forward to seeing “The Child’s Eye” - I really enjoyed "The Eye" and "Re-cycle". Now I need to get a 3D TV! :P

Karen Mok does not look 40 at all. I still love her accent. :)
Wild Aid PSA

Interesting that Zhao Wei is a permanent resident of Singapore, but says she doesn't plan on becoming a Singapore citizen. One of my friends who works for Lenovo in Beijing told me that Mainland Chinese need to get a visa to go anywhere! (so Jet Li and Gong Li had some justification to becoming Singaporeans). Singaporeans can come over to the USA on a tourist visa given when they enter. (and vice versa). :)

dleedlee said...

Glad to see that "Bodyguards and Assassins" will be released here in the US.
Too bad it's not a bigger company. Not familiar with Indomina. :0

A lot of the mainland stars get an HK ID under their Quality Migrant Admissions Scheme to facilitate their travels overseas.